Happy happy Friday!
Ahhh, this week has been wonderful in all ways. I have been staying with friends (Hi Joni, Carly, Jenny, Kelsie, Sydney, and Mary Cate) and I am so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing encouragers.
First things first, Joni ordered a brand new food dehydrator. So we have been spending our free time slicing strawberries, bananas, nectarines, sweet potatoes, and pineapple. We're going to make our own trail mixes and maybe our own Special K with Strawberries. The possibilities are endless. I'm probably way more excited about all of this than I should be. but I love it.
Second of all, I received my Influenster Uni (University) Voxbox in the mail! Influenster provided me the box of goodies and I can't wait to try out all of the new products.
I'll let you guys know about the items once I give everything a try!
I've also been making my way through my March goals list. I can't BELIEVE this month is already almost over!
So far, I have started a budget, sent sweet treats, and I have been working working working on my water intake. (I still could do a lot better. but hey! I'm trying) And tomorrow, we are running a 5K so I get to cross number 2 off the list. (Crossing my fingers all this rain will go away.) BOOM. March list almost out of the way.
Another good thing: we have finally completed the food month of the Seven Experiment. Wow, oh wow! It was a tough one. After one month of only seven foods, every single food item in addition to our chosen seven seemed like SUCH a blessing. We started the Seven experiment after reading Jen Hatmaker's book Seven: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess.(You can read more about month one HERE)
and boy oh boy has month one changed me so much. I have really learned how much food excess is in my life. Which led me to start a budget in the first place. Also, the food month of Seven has really shown me that I need to be more grateful for all I do have. Many times throughout the month, I caught myself thinking, "How on earth can some people really live like this? How is it possible that some people have no choice but to live like this?" Now I see every additional ingredient as such a blessing. It was a great opportunity to pray for others who are less fortunate. And a great time to share strengths and weaknesses and grow closer with the other girls (Hi again Joni, Carly, Sydney, and Mary Cate) who are doing the experiment with me.
Now, we have all moved onto month two of the Seven experiment: clothing. We have picked seven articles of clothing each that we will be wearing for the rest of the month. And so far, this month of 7 clothing items has been GREAT. I don't have to think about what I'm wearing the next day, I don't have to fold much at all, laundry is simple. But I do catch myself looking at my drawers and piles of clothes in my closet. SUCH an excessive amount of clothes! I can't wait to donate all of my excessive items to a good home in need. I am a bit worried that my leggings and jeans won't last the rest of the month due to some wear and tear, so I may have to brush up on some sewing skills soon. But other than that, this month has been going great.
The rest of the weekend should be pretty great as well. Tonight, there is a gigantic Phi Slam party at UGA with the theme INTERGALATIC PALEOTASTIC TRIBAL TIME TWIST. Yeah, I don't really know how to dress up for this one. But it should be exciting. And tomorrow morning we are running a 5K to support our friend Jordan's "Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Run for the Roses" race. Hope your weekend is going wonderfully!